WASHINGTON D.C. - Tonight, in a joint session of Congress the President delivered the State of the Union. Congressman Hice released the following statement in response to the President's remarks.
"Tonight the President rendered his vision of the state of our great nation while delivering his State of the Union address. Not surprisingly, President Obama's speech was out of touch with reality. The State of the Union fulfills the President's Constitutional requirement of updating Congress on how America is fairing. The President fulfilled one portion of his Constitutional duties by delivering the speech, but as we've seen most recently with his Executive Amnesty, he has failed to adhere to his Constitutional constraints time and time again.
"The American people voted for new representation on November 4th, and the President spent tonight thumbing his nose at the American people's voice. Ultimately, leadership is defined by our actions, not our ideas. While ideas like free community college sound appealing, the truth is, it's not free. The government is already overtaxing hardworking Americans, Obamacare is stifling small business growth, and now the President is asking Congress to support policies that would tax the middle class even further. Americans deserve better than the President's ideas; they deserve a President who is willing to work with the House and Senate to promote economic prosperity and truly foster economic improvement within the middle class.
It's been reported that the President is in the fourth quarter of his Presidency. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Congress on moving the ball down the field in terms of smaller government, lower taxes, and more accountability. I urge the Administration to utilize the time left on the clock wisely and pay attention to the American people, before there is a new Coach in the Executive branch."